January 31, 2023

The Hill-Stead Museum is a historic house museum located in Farmington, Connecticut. The museum is housed in a Colonial Revival-style mansion that was built in 1901 for industrialist Alfred Atmore Pope and his family. The mansion was designed by Pope’s daughter, Theodate Pope Riddle, who was the first licensed female architect in Connecticut.

The Hill-Stead Museum’s collection includes over 2,500 works of art, including paintings, sculptures, and decorative objects. The museum is known for its collection of Impressionist paintings, which includes works by Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. The museum’s collection also includes works by other notable artists, such as John Singer Sargent and James McNeill Whistler.

In addition to its art collection, the Hill-Stead Museum also has a formal garden designed by landscape architect Beatrix Farrand. The garden features a variety of plants, flowers, and trees, as well as a pond and a pergola.

The Hill-Stead Museum is open to the public and offers guided tours of the mansion and garden. The museum also hosts a variety of educational programs and events for visitors of all ages.

 

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